follow url “Everyone wears a mask covering their inner self so they can be a part of society. Paganini’s music does not have this mask. It is full of life unmarred: so unique, so in itself, so unafraid to stand out, so unfettered. It is like the sun bursting out from under the horizon, transforming everything it touches, and forever burning.”
– Grade 9, Age 13 This excerpt, from a winning student essay of the School Band and Orchestra 2004 Scholarship Essay Contest, illustrates the depth with which students think about music and the richness that music study adds to their lives.
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